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Patient Participation Group

Are you interested in helping us run the surgery by providing your ideas, suggestions & comments?

If so contact Helen Strevens on helen.strevens@nhs.net or Sue Hart sue.hart1@nhs.net and join your surgery PPG today!

Do you need help stopping smoking? Would you like advice on using nicotine replacement therapy?

Smoke Stop clinics will be running in both surgeries. Please contact us for further information.

For further information about quitting visit:

www.nhs.uk/smokefree


Find out how quickly you'll notice the benefits of quitting

 




    1. 20 minutes  - Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.


    1. 8 hours - Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal.


    1. 24 hours - Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.


    1. 48 hours - There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.


    1. 72 hours - Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.


    1. 2-12 weeks - Your circulation improves.


    1. 3-9 months - Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.


    1. 5 years - Risk of heart attacks falls to about half compared to a person who is still smoking.


    1. 10 years - Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

 
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